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Germany proposes four-year delay to EU ‘95 grams’ car goal
A German proposal circulated on the fringes of the EU Competitiveness Council on 27 September calls for phasing-in the EU’s 95 grams of CO2 per km (g/km) fuel efficiency standard for passenger cars...
30 Sep 2013 - Read more
EU seeks to tackle industrial decline, high energy costs
EU nations will be left far behind the US unless they address high energy costs that are worsening the continent's industrial decline, the European Commission said on Wednesday (25 September...
26 Sep 2013 - Read more
Consultation on Green Action Plan for small enterprises
Through a public consultation, the European Commission wishes to collect stakeholders’ views on the most effective support measures for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to become more resou...
23 Sep 2013 - Read more
EU-US trade talks: excitement as round two is about to begin
After a first testing session in July, negotiators are expected on 7-11 October to delve into complicated dossiers to pave the way towards a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) whi...
23 Sep 2013 - Read more
2014 draft budget: update in favour of students, businesses, research and to support Cyprus
The Commission has proposed yesterday adjustments to its proposal for the 2014 EU budget. The changes mainly reflect the political agreement reached on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2...
19 Sep 2013 - Read more
Alternative Fuel Infrastructure: EP wants binding objectives
The European Commission would like to see the EU equipped with eight million recharging stations for electric vehicles by 2020. Carlo Fidanza (EPP, Italy), rapporteur on the issue, does not challeng...
19 Sep 2013 - Read more
EU Mobility Week envisages cleaner air through alternative urban transport
Over 2000 European towns and cities are expected to participate in the 12th edition of European Mobility Week, which begins today. This year the week runs until 22 September under the slogan ‘Clean...
17 Sep 2013 - Read more
iMobility Challenge 11 September 2013: showing the future of mobility
On 11 September Europe saw the future of mobility at the Valkenburg airstrip in the Netherlands. With the vision of "intelligent mobility for Smart Cities", the iMobility Challenge event aimed to...
13 Sep 2013 - Read more
MEPs spell out suggestions for sustainable transport
MEPs believe that the idea of setting emissions standards for aircraft and ships – similar to the ones that already exist for cars – “should be explored”. This was one of the options they put...
11 Sep 2013 - Read more
Gigaliners: Sides won’t budge in TRAN debate
The subject of gigaliners, the giant trucks about which so much has been written in recent months (for or against their crossborder circulation) still sparks impassioned debate, as seen once again in...
09 Sep 2013 - Read more
EU Report: Trade protectionism still on rise across the world
Global efforts to battle trade protectionism need to be reinforced to help shield the fragile economic recovery across the world. In a report released today, the European Commission identified about 1...
02 Sep 2013 - Read more
Common position for budget negotiations found
The member states agreed, on 15 July, their negotiating position on the Union’s 2014 budget with the European Parliament. The Council’s figures are €141.7 billion in commitments (legal ceilings...
16 Jul 2013 - Read more
The EU brings its first WTO case against Russia
The EU yesterday launched a challenge to Russia’s so-called “recycling fee” on vehicles by requesting consultations in the World Trade Organisation. The EU has repeatedly raised the issue of...
10 Jul 2013 - Read more
Commission awards funding to 18 European sustainable mobility initiatives
As part of its three-year Sustainable Urban Mobility campaign "Do The Right Mix", the European Commission has today released the names of another 18 campaigner-led actions to be awarded funding. Each...
08 Jul 2013 - Read more
EU budget: Parliament accepts negotiated MFF 2014-2020 package
Parliament endorsed the outcome of its negotiations with the Council on the EU's long-run budget, the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2014-2020 on Wednesday Negotiations had led to an out...
04 Jul 2013 - Read more
Transport: Vice-President Kallas welcomes European Parliament vote on roadworthiness proposals
EU Transport Commissioner, Siim Kallas, welcomes today's vote in the European Parliament to endorse proposals for tougher vehicle testing rules to save lives, including for motorcycles. More than 5 pe...
02 Jul 2013 - Read more
1 July 2013: EU welcomes Croatia, Lithuania takes over presidency
On Monday 1 July Croatia becomes the 28th Member State of the European Union. Croatia's accession marks another milestone in the construction of a united Europe. It also provides fresh evidence of the...
01 Jul 2013 - Read more
Irish clinch deal on EU’s ‘Horizon 2020’ research programme
The Irish EU presidency yesterday (25 June) reached an agreement in principle with the European Parliament and the Commission to ring-fence €70.2 billion for the research budget from 2014-...
26 Jun 2013 - Read more
Irish Presidency secures agreement on 2020 CO2 emissions reductions for cars
The new regulation will govern the means by which car manufacturers are allowed to meet the year 2020 target for CO2 emissions (95g/CO2/Km). These modalities of implementation impact on how the target...
25 Jun 2013 - Read more
EU, US leaders kick-off transatlantic trade talks
The European Union and the United States launched negotiations on Monday, 17 June, to forge a comprehensive transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP), after overcoming a long-fought ba...
18 Jun 2013 - Read more
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